Friday, April 1, 2022 12:00 PM
Siddarth Kannan (Brown)

 I will give an introduction to the moduli space of genus zero rubber stable maps to P^1, relative to 0 and infinity, with fixed ramification profiles. Then I will discuss two recent results on the topology of these moduli spaces. The first concerns a chamber structure for the classes of these moduli spaces in the Grothendieck ring of varieties. The second gives a recursive algorithm for the calculation of the Euler characteristic, in the case where the maps are fully ramified over zero, and unramified over infinity. If time permits, I will also discuss some potential future directions.

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